HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating its commitment to SHOP YOUR WAY Members and customers, Sears Holdings announced that both Sears and Kmart stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day*. The company made the decision based in part on feedback from its SHOP YOUR WAY Members, who sought more flexible Black Friday in-store shopping times and eagerness to shop doorbuster deals.
"We appreciate our SHOP YOUR WAY Members and want them – and all of our customers – to shop Sears and Kmart when they want, how they want," said Ron Boire, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president, Sears and Kmart Formats. "Extending our hours is the first of several announcements we'll make this holiday season to benefit our members and provide them with valuable perks and privileges."
SHOP YOUR WAY Members of Sears and Kmart can get a preview of Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals at searslocalad.com or kmartlocalad.com. SHOP YOUR WAY is a free, members-only program and shopping community powered by Sears Holdings, which offers rewards, daily sweepstakes and personalized deals and services such as e-coupons and e-receipts.
Sears stores will open at 8 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day and stay open overnight until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Kmart stores will be open from 6 a.m. local time until 4 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and reopen from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Both retailers will be closed Christmas Day.
Sears Thanksgiving/Black Friday Hours:
Thanksgiving Day - Black Friday
8 p.m. on 11/22 to 10 p.m. on 11/23
Kmart Thanksgiving/Black Friday Hours:
6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on 11/23
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
As always, Kmart.com and Sears.com are 24/7 shopping options and for added convenience, Sears customers can buy online and pick up at any store the same day in five minutes or less, guaranteed.
"Sears stores will open on Thanksgiving Day. Kmart stores have been open on Thanksgiving for the last 21 years, serving as a destination for last-minute entertaining needs," said Boire. "We understand that many of our associates want to spend time with their families on the holiday, so Sears and Kmart will staff its stores with seasonal associates and those who have volunteered to work on Thanksgiving Day."
Sears will feature two rounds of doorbusters – one round when the doors open at 8 p.m. on Thursday for late-night shoppers who want to beat the crowds and get great deals early, and additional doorbusters on Friday starting at 4 a.m.
Earlier this season, Kmart and Sears also announced free layaway until Nov. 21 at Kmart, and Nov. 2 to Dec. 3 at Sears. Additionally, customers can now shop layaway online and take advantage of Kmart and Sears new ship-to-home feature on all layaway items.
*Sears and Kmart stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and Puerto Rico will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, per their respective state laws. Stores in Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts will open at 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 23. Puerto Rico stores will open at midnight on Nov. 23. In addition, stores in some jurisdictions may have different hours of operation if required by local law.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through SHOPYOURWAY.com. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers.
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